(Medical Xpress)—UC San Francisco scientists have discovered that muscle repair requires the action of two types of cells better known for causing inflammation and forming fat.
Medical research Apr 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Reviving a theory first proposed in the late 1800s that the development of organs in the normal embryo and the development of cancers are related, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have ...
Cancer Feb 07, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at The University of Auckland's Centre for Brain Research have succeeded in converting human skin cells directly into immature brain cells (or neural precursor cells).
Medical research Sep 27, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have rewritten the job description of the protein TopBP1 after demonstrating that it guards early brain cells from DNA damage. Such damage might foreshadow later problems, ...
Neuroscience Apr 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Can one feel too attached? Does one need to let go to mature? Neural stem cells have this problem, too.
Neuroscience Apr 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Stem cell researchers at UCLA have uncovered for the first time why adult human cardiac myocytes have lost their ability to proliferate, perhaps explaining why the human heart has little regenerative capacity.
Medical research Aug 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (10) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—A steak slapped onto a hot barbecue will leave the meat with black grill lines that add flavor and aroma, but the chemicals contained in charred, seared and fried foods may over time kick-start ...
Medical research Dec 12, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 2 |
Hundreds of mutations exist in leukemia cells at the time of diagnosis, but nearly all occur randomly as a part of normal aging and are not related to cancer, new research shows.
Genetics Jul 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 3 |
Combining the expertise of several different labs, University of Iowa researchers have found a new genetic cause of the blinding eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and, in the process, discovered an entirely new version ...
Genetics Aug 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Investigators at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have identified two promising therapies to treat patients with acute megakaryocytic leukemia (AMKL), a rare form of leukemia where the number of cases is ...
Cancer Sep 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered a protein that appears to play an important regulatory role in deciding whether stem cells differentiate into the cells that make up the brain, as well as countless ...
Neuroscience May 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Old stem cells can be rejuvenated by being placed in a young microenvironment, research from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio shows. This raises the possibility that patients' own ...
Medical research Nov 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
(HealthDay)—Babies exposed to cigarette smoke are at increased risk for developing childhood respiratory diseases such as asthma, according to a new study.
Inflammatory disorders Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a new cause of hydrocephalus, a devastating neurological disorder that affects between one and three of every 1,000 babies born. Working in mice, the researchers identified ...
Medical research Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Advanced osteoporosis is often the most severe sequela, or resulting condition, of plasma cell cancer (multiple myeloma). Abnormally functioning stem cells are a key causal factor.
Medical research Mar 11, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0